Workshop evaluation: Using technologies in teaching

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Rebecca Galley
20 September 2010

This Cloud collates the feedback from both the UK and Cyprus 'Using technologies in teaching' workshops. Thank you to you all for completing the evaluation forms - I have collated the feedback here. If there is anything you'd like to add do so below in the discussion section. We'd be happy to hear from you :-)

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Feedback from the UK workshop held on 17th September 2010

Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?

  • Shared knowledge - yes
  • a. learn about/ experience programmespreviously unused
  • b. Meet/ swap stories with other PGCE students
  • c. Contrast/ compare subject or ICT knowledge with other students
  • Comparing four web 2.0 tools was used to help expand our horizons regarding how to get the most out of technology in teaching
  • I wasn't sure what my objectives were but I have found it very useful and interesting
  • Yes - to learn more about technologies in teaching and different tools available
  • Yes
  • We weren't really sure what to expect
  • Unsure of what the course would be about
  • (was hoping for some instruction on using white/smart board)

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

  • Interactivity, communication, creativity
  • Contemporary, worth investigating...
  • Interactive, community...
  • Collaborative, user friendly, informative
  • Potentially useful, more investigation required

Q3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

  • Good overview of lessons
  • Reflective practice
  • Useful, thought proviking, comprehensive
  • Art on it's own, connectivity, vision, fun,
  • Interesting, useful for working with collegues
  • Fun, thinking outside of the 'box'
  • Difficult, confusing, usefiul
  • Nice, not necessary
  • Thought provoking, motivating, inspiring

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

  • Clear, straight forward, informative
  • Informality, friendly
  • Clear and easily interactive
  • Friendly/ approachable
  • Useful to have other 'extra' presenters to ask/ promote discussion
  • Broken down activities and laptops on the tables
  • Breaks so not 'head heavy'
  • Excellent content. well suited to all (ie worked well for PGCEs in Maths and MFL...)
  • Small steps towards our presentation and gradual development
  • The group work in planning a lesson together - also very valuable having subject leaders to help in this process
  • Supportive, fun, interactive, social
  • The lesson planning session using notation - a very visual way.
  • Practical, collaborative, lots of talking, subject specific tables
  • The freedom to express negative, as well as positive thoughts and opinions
  • Vey interactive
  • Good pace

Q5. What didn't you like or could be improved?

  • We had a small table!
  • We would really like practical, subject specific, music technology training
  • Maybe offer to do some initial reading/ preparation first
  • Wasn't convinced that the tools we were given were of benefit to the lessons we were trying to plan - didn't really understand the technology!
  • It would be good if we had more knowledge of what is achievable with the technology
  • During the week - difficult if one is on a placement
  • I liked Rebecca;s idea of giving subject specific ideas as a starting point, especially for music!
  • Too noisy discussion, laptop screens too small
  • Slightly larger font

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

  • To always evaluate usefulness of resources
  • Importance of learning objectives
  • White boards at both ends, when group work [to provide] seperate space
  • Find out more about all types/ styles of ICT support - but use it wisely
  • Familiarize ourselves with new programmes - excellent workshop!
  • Working on planning in a different way; using all possible interactive tools.
  • Learn about the 4 interactive tools: prepare to integrate in PGCE experiences and beyond.
  • To evaluate why I shoulkd use a particular technology - whether this is high-tech or just pen and paper.
  • How to plan a lesson using collaboration and non-linear planning.
  • I felt this too [with regards to non-linear planning]
  • Remain open-minded!
  • Open minded when using technology in lessons.

Rebecca Galley
11:30 on 20 September 2010 (Edited 11:12 on 22 September 2010)

Feedback from the Cyprus workshop Sept 10

Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these?)

 Learning design – We got some innovative ideas about designing and organising lessons with the implementation of new technology

Yes, though we would like to have further time to explore the tools used in the workshop. The aim: to see how ICT comes into the lesson through a design model

Obj: How to design courses using ICT        Met: Yes to a high degree

Not sure, not very clear

Partly, yes. Using learning design theory to create technology-infused lessons

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

Useful – information sharing – ambitious

Share – find - discuss

Informative – Intuitive – Interactive

Did not have an opportunity to explore Cloudworks

Communication - sharing – community

Interesting – collaborative - engaging

Q3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

Flexible – creative - communicative

Plan - reflect

Unnecessary – confusing

Visualisation-communicative – dynamic

Innovative – throught-provoking – flow

Easy to understand – helpful for organising a lesson plan – all-encompassing

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

Interaction with colleagues, collaboration, discussions, building knowledge by search and discussion.

Not “heavy” and well structured

Liked. Not boring.

Hands-on, collaboration, interaction

Interaction with team members

Information about new tools (tools that we didn’t know)

Heard about the current state of learning design

Heard about the current state of the educational system

Flexibility

Diversity of opinions

Q5. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

Each group could present their learning design procedure more systematically to all other groups (e.g. jigsaw groups formed at the end)

Knowing the tools before

Nothing

There was not enough time to become familiar with the tools

We did not announce group’s results

Lack of feedback after each activity (need to share as a whole after each activity)

Instructions for some activities were not very clear

Hands on practice with the web 2.0 tools or demonstration of the basic features of the 4 web 2.0 tools 

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

A new process of lesson planning

Macro- and meso- level

Communication vs interactivity

Better course planning which will include the web 2.0 tools

Planning in a new format

Reconceptualisation  of the way technology is to be used in each of the lesson plan phases

Rebecca Galley
06:31 on 30 September 2010 (Edited 11:10 on 22 June 2011)

Feedback from the June 2011 UK workshop

1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these?)

  • Curiosity & open mind - MET
  • Learn more about Cloudworks and teh project - MET (better understanding of what is being done)
  • To learn more about available tools and methods - MET
  • To find out more - YES
  • To some extent
  • Should have more time to complete activities
  • Good organisation, feedback
  • Came with open mind - YES
  • To learn more about LD - YES
  • (As above) - YES
  • Yes, learnt a lot about course design principles. Feel able to apply these to current knowledge and experience and enhance development skills
  • I feel a lot more confident about learning design now
  • Feels helpful to have some appropriate terminology

2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

  • Confusing (a bit), useful, good, innovative
  • Interesting and novel technology in use
  • Intangible, exciting, the future maybe
  • Thought provoking, somewhat challenging, possibility?
  • Cumbersome (navigation problems)
  • Potential
  • Informative
  • Not sure yet! (x2)
  • Enabling theory into practice

3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

  • Pass - not looked
  • Useful, very visual and concise, need to know how to use more
  • Open to interpretation!
  • Fairly useful
  • Helps focus and structure
  • Fun with stickers
  • Pleased to see designs were organic in other groups too

4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

  • Small groups - working with great colleagues
  • Using new tools
  • Cutting out and colouring
  • Positive collaborative working
  • Not boring
  • Plenty of variety, challenging but good structure
  • Opening up new avenues, ways of thinking about teaching and learning
  • Time to discuss
  • Having practical things to focus on and discussions
  • Good mix of activity and discussion
  • made you think
  • Very practical
  • Pleanty of discussion and participation

5. What didn't you like or could be improved?

  • Flip chart at the front, not much else
  • Have workshop earlier - it would frame and help with online (Cloudworks) activity
  • Finding my way to the Michael Young Building
  • Screensize (of Smartboard) too small. Laptops helped but 4 watching them was difficult
  • Nothing springs to mind - enjoyed it :-)
  • Computer each or recomend bring own
  • Wall screen bit dificult to see

6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

  • Try and document my own learning design
  • Try and use tools
  • Uploading photo's on Flickr
  • Feedback experience of workshop to module team
  • Would like to know how our responses are going to be implemented/incorporated into teh package
  • Focus on follow up!
  • Do my homework!
  • To look at my implicit designing of tutorials to a ld approach i.e. from a students perspective
  • To share what I have learnt back at my region and to try to apply this for TU100
  • Work together with other cluster group tutors
  • Apply to next tutorial
  • Review my tutorials for next presentation start
  • Will use mapping notation to design Elluminate activities to share with other tutors
  • Will revisit earlier Cloudworks study in the light of improved knowledge

 

Rebecca Galley
11:07 on 22 June 2011 (Edited 11:09 on 22 June 2011)

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MARCELA HERNANDEZ AGUAYO
11:32pm 7 October 2010


1.  YES  I MEET MY GOALS FROM THIS WORKSHOP, I LEARNED ABOUY NEW  WEB. 2.0 TOOLS THAT I WILL BE INTEGRATED TO MY  ONLINE CLASES.

 

WORKCLOUDS:  IT IS A PROFESIONAL NETWORK THAT WORKS AS  PLACE TO ENRICH EVERYBODY WORKS...

 

I REALY LIKE CLOUDSWORK.... BECAUSE OTHER TEACHERS  ARE INTERERSTED IN THE SAME TOPICS THAT I DO...

Enrique David Salazar
11:34pm 7 October 2010 (Edited 11:40pm 7 October 2010)


Q1.  Communication, interaction, knowledge.

Q2.   Friendly,  practice, intuitive.

José Antonio Chávez Espinoza
11:34pm 7 October 2010


1.- creative, collaborative, interesting

2.- Organizative, planning, scope

3.- Innovative, interactive, usefull

4.- Time, exercices, activities

5.- Potential, cooperative, imagine

Ernesto Guevara N.
11:35pm 7 October 2010 (Edited 11:47pm 7 October 2010)


Q1. They have their objectives for the workshop were met (what were they)?
Yes

Q2. What three words would you use to describe Cloudworks?
Collaboration, simplicity, the cognitive structure

Q4. What do you like the format of the workshop?
Excellent, excellent cognitive structure, a different way of learning.

Q5. What you do not like or could be improved?
Unfavorable point is that the platform has no support for other languages, a tutorial to use, it would be desirable, supported by the user's native language

Abraham Andrade López
11:39pm 7 October 2010


Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?

  • Yes

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

  • ideas, collaboration, constructivism

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

  • Clear but you have time to understand 

Q5. What didn't you like or could be improved?

  • A list o following clouds most easy, maybe the cloud and the title of cloud

Aime Ramirez
11:39pm 7 October 2010


Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

interesting, social, useful

Q3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

useful, fun, creative

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

dynamic, useful, innovative

Q5. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

I think all the workshop was interesting, dynamic and useful even we had a language barrier we could communicate effectivly

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

I´m going to use CompendiumLD notation, wallwisher and staged  for my work as a teacher

 

Carolina Gallegos
11:41pm 7 October 2010


1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these?)

 Yes i think this is a great tool for us to use  and to be in touch with knowledge, courses  and of course share information.

 

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

Useful, innovative and accesibly.

Q3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

It´s a must

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

 

Great global tool to interact with differents points of view, acccesing knowledge.

Q5. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

It´s easy to understand if you are familiar to this kind of technology otherwise you need proper instruction and help to undestand

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

New ways of planning of course, easy to desing activity and the most important thing is despite is detail... all this details make huge difference to assessment and structure.

 

ana fabiola mora
11:43pm 7 October 2010 (Edited 11:45pm 7 October 2010)


What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

Useful, accessible, dynamic

Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?

Yes, to learn about new technologies that will help me in my classes. To think outside the box, and analyze how social tools may be used as a learning tool.

What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

The use of new tecnologies is not that difficult, is fun, its dynamic, innovative and motivational.

I´ll use one or more of the tools for sure.

What didn’t you like or could be improved?

I liked everything, it was dynamic, our guide was accessible, friendly, available and always willing to help.

What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

Visual, sequential, organized

Lizette Ramirez Ramirez
11:45pm 7 October 2010


1. Cloud works --> confused,  interesting,  entertained

2. Compendium LD-->  innovator, organized, creative

3. What you liked?  --> the simple way to found a lot of people interested in the same subject that share reliable information

4. What could be improved --> teach us to use another tools that we can use in our job as teachers.

5. Action points -->  first, use it  until i understand how it works because in this moment is a little confused to me, after that a know that i can to take better benefits from it, and then share with other friends.

Felipe Navarrete N
11:45pm 7 October 2010


1. The cloudwors are innovative, helpfull and educative.

2.  The compendium is great, wide and clear.

3.  I liked tools for educative design.

4.  I would need to review all the page to give an advise about the page. The page is great.

5.  There are several action points to work with education.

Pedro L. Celso Arellano
11:47pm 7 October 2010


My answers

Q1

Contrast/ compare subject or ICT knowledge with other students.

Yes - to learn more about technologies in teaching and different tools available.

Q2

Interactive, community and worth investigating.

Q3

Visualisation-communicative – dynamic.

Q4

Hands-on, collaboration, interaction.

Q5

Instructions for some activities were not very clear.

León Montiel
11:50pm 7 October 2010


1. 3 cloudwords: Informative – easyto use – Interactive 

2. 3 words compendium: Flexible – creative - communicative

3. What you liked: dinamic presentations; shared knowledge,

4. what could be improved: it´s great as it is.

5. Action points:new ways to plan well based lessons, interacting with infomation providers.

León Montiel
11:50pm 7 October 2010


1. 3 cloudwords: Informative – easyto use – Interactive 

2. 3 words compendium: Flexible – creative - communicative

3. What you liked: dinamic presentations; shared knowledge,

4. what could be improved: it´s great as it is.

5. Action points:new ways to plan well based lessons, interacting with infomation providers.

Veronica Prieto Beracoechea
11:51pm 7 October 2010


First of all, i'd like to thank you for your wonderful lecture and magnificent workshop, and well, this is the feedback you asked for...

Q1.- What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

- Innovative

-Useful

-Flexible

-Easy to use!!

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

- Easy to use

-Accessible

Q3. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

-that it was very dynamic and full of collaborative activities, where the results of what we had seen seconds earlier could be shown by ourselves.  :)

Q4. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

I would have liked to have more time to discover more and more cloudworks tools

Q5. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

New ways of course planning

the discovery of new tools for preparing courses and even teaching our students directly..

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

For your time and openness, for sharing your knowledge with us!!!!

 

Luis Octavio Pérez Agraz
11:53pm 7 October 2010


Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?

Yes, It was very interesting and usefull

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

Usefull, innovative and creative.

Q3. Waht 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

creative, easy, usefull.

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

because I learned a lot of things, also it was very creative and dynamic

Q5. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?

I discovered new tools that I can use for my teaching activities.

 

 

 

 

Meshunda Tucker
11:55pm 7 October 2010


 

Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?

yes : I expected to learn new and creative ways of of usibnf techonology in education and this was most definitely achieved

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

innovative, timely  , informative

Q3. 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

resourceful,   handy,  conveniente

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

Hands on material

Application of knowlege

clarification of doubts

interactive

well planned

Q5. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

We needed more time

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop

It is important that teachers are prepared and provided with the necesarry toosl and information to function effectively in this digital age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosario Mariscal
11:55pm 7 October 2010


1. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

creative, capsulate, informative

2. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?

 Easy, useful, convenience for planinnig

3. What did you like about the format of the workshop?

Innovative, informative, instructional

4. What didn’t you like or could be improved?

I would prefer having more time to practiceve the tools

5. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop

Make choices about new tools, how to use them to make more sensible use of ict

 

 

 

Ricardo Retano Pelayo
11:55pm 7 October 2010


Q1. Have your objectives for the workshop been met (what were these)?
Shared knowledge - yes

to learn more about technologies in teaching and different tools available

Q2. What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks?

Interactivity, communication, creativity

Q3. What 3 words would you use to describe the CompendiumLD notation?
Good overview of lessons
 
Interesting, useful for working with collegues

Q4. What did you like about the format of the workshop?
Clear, straight forward, informative

Clear and easily interactive


Q5. What didn't you like or could be improved?

We would really like practical, subject specific, music technology training
Maybe offer to do some initial reading/ preparation first

Q6. What action points have you identified as a result of this workshop?


How to plan a lesson using collaboration and non-linear planning.

VERONICA HERNANDEZ
11:59pm 7 October 2010


Q1

Yes, I learn about programmes previously unused
I compared four web 2.0 tools used to help expand my horizons regarding how to get the most out of technology in teaching

Q2

Collaborative, user fiendly, informative

Q3
Reflective practice about relationship between techology (internet tools) and learning design

Q4
Clear and easily interactive, but short time

Q5
Maybe offer to do dome initial practice with tools reviwed

Q6
Iportance of learning objectives
Open minded when using technologies in lessons

 

Veronica hernandez

 

Gráinne Conole
2:47pm 8 October 2010


Thanks so much for all the positive feedback - fantastic! I am so glad you all enjoyed the workshop and found it useful. I really enjoyed it too and enjoyed meeting you all. 

Saludos!

Gráinne

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